Niko Laaksonen

I am a postdoctoral fellow currently working in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University hosted by Dmitry Jakobson, Maksym Radziwill, John Toth, Dimitris Koukoulopoulos and Iosif Polterovich. Starting from November 2018, I will be based at the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics. I got my PhD from UCL in 2016. It was supervised by Yiannis Petridis with whom I also completed my Master’s degree in 2011. My research interests are in analytic number theory and the spectral theory of automorphic forms. Currently I am looking at hyperbolic lattice point counting, arithmetic quantum chaos and related problems.

Previously I was a postdoc at KTH in Stockholm supervised by Pär Kurlberg. I also visited Morten Risager at the University of Copenhagen from October 2015 until January 2016 under the London Mathematical Society’s 150th Anniversary Postdoctoral Mobility Grant.

Outside my research, I am a computer enthusiast with a soft spot for LISP.  At the moment I am also studying anything related to machine learning.